Please check out our calendar for upcoming events! A library card is not required to attend programs.
Bring your preschoolers for an hour of theme-based stories and crafts and stay with your toddlers for an additional hour of free play for all with fun and educational toys. Storytime promotes exposure to great books, storytelling, songs and poetry, listening skills, increased attention span, love of the library, and excitement about learning to read. We include fingerplays, crafts, games, and songs with the stories. Join us every Thursday from 10:00 AM to Noon beginning in September.
Family Lego Night
Who doesn’t love planning, creating, building, and destroying amazing creations with LEGOs? Become a Master Builder and discover why everything is awesome when you play with LEGOs! Join us for a LEGO Night at the Library on every fourth Friday of the month at 6:30 P.M. Open to all ages who want to build at the library. The best creations will be put in our newsletter, on Facebook, and displayed in the library! Registration is not required. Lego Night will be suspended for the Summer, but it will return in the fall!
Read Books on OverDrive and Book Flix!
Do you like reading books on a computer or tablet? Visit OverDrive for our collection of e-books and audio books! You can download the OverDrive app to any mobile device, and once you set up an account, search for the Mercer Area Library. It will be located under the New Castle District Library Center, and then you can visit the OverDrive website, use your Follett Destiny User ID and Password to sign in, and download e-books and audio books! You can download three items at a time for up to two weeks, and there are never any late fees. You can also visit Power Library and select "Book Flix" to listen to fun stories and read non-fiction e-Books.
Are you in need of resources or services at the Library?
Collections: Check out our extensive children's section with loads of great books, picture books, easy reader books, beginner's books, non-fiction, and graphic novels. If you would like to access digital ebooks and audio books, please visit our Overdrive collection.
Periodicals: The library has subscriptions to four newspapers and over 50 magazines. Magazines specially catered to children are in the children's section.
Computer Workstations: Children have access to three computers in the youth area.
Printing: Patrons can print from computers for $.25/page (black and white only).
Copies: The library has a public-access copy machine. Individual copies are $.25/page.
Online Resources: If you need to look up information online, Power Library for Kids is your best friend! Filled with loads of information specifically for kids, Power Library will help you locate articles, pictures, magazines, and newspapers on virtually any subject!
Fun Stuff for Big Kids
Play games and learn cool new things with Brain Pop!
Watch videos and play gaes featuring your favorite Cartoon Network characters!
Love Math? Hate Math? Need homework help? This site's for you!
Become a master artist and color online!
Hang out with your favorite Disney characters!
Girl Power! Be strong, smart, and bold! Most importantly - be yourself!
Check out great books for kids just like you!
Learn how to be safe when your surf the web!
Play games and watch videos of your favorite Nickelodeon characters!
Use your imagination, PBS Kids and you!
Tons of cool online games right at your fingertips!
Get the latest sports news from your favorite athletes and teams!
Fun Stuff for Little Kids
Play and learn with Angelina Ballerina!
Can we fixt it? Yes, we can with Bob the Builder!
Be a hero with the help of the Bubble Guppies!
Help Puppy Clifford pick up his toys by playing hide-and-go-seek!
Watch, play, and learn with your favorite Disney pals!
Explore the web with your friend Dora and her pal Boots!
Fun Brain Jr. has loads of learning opportunities for little ones!
Watch, play, and learn with your favorie Nick Jr. friends!
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
Be creative and use your imagination with Sprout Friends!
Learn to read with Star Fall!
Come down the track with Thomas and Friends!
For the 11th consecutive year, Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child program will lead the way and highlight the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers ages 3 to 6. In its inaugural year, the One Book, Every Young Child program won the coveted national John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award.
Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Early Literacy Initiative
The 2016 selection for Pennsylvania One Book is Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand. Published in 2012 by Holiday House, this story is about two friends, Mole and Bear, who decide to make a kite and find themselves on a windy-day adventure. The book is avaiable for check-out at the library, and you can access activities and more at the Pennsylvanie One Book, Every Young Child webpage.